Taking the Vanquish into the DVSA testing station in Watford today (photo taken inside the building). After 2 hours of thorough testing we got the happy news that on first attempt we had succeeded. The Vanquish now has technical approval to be on UK roads. Congratulations to Alan for converting it from US to UK spec (noise, emissions, lights, ignition, immobiliser, general safety).
Then unloading the bike back at 2WheelsMiklos (photo whilst on the van ramp) - long but auspicious day.
Now it is the paperwork side - V55/4 application form for a new imported vehicle has to be requested from DVLA - unfortunately not able to download or to apply on line. Then complete with all required attachments and return this to DVLA. This will result in a UK reg. Customs NOVA (notification of vehicle arrival) plus duties was all done on arrival at Felixtowe - so just the DVLA step left. Based on info from the DVLA website perhaps 2 weeks still to go before we can get her out on the road.